Dr. Sophia Yin is a veterinarian with a degree in animal behavior. She provides great tips on positive reinforcement training and advice on behavior modification.

Chicago Veterinary Behavior Consultants concentrates primarily on the treatment of behavior difficulties in companion animals. The practice provides consultations for clients and veterinarians on aggression/anxiety disorders, elimination disorders, phobias and fears, and stereotypic/compulsive behaviors.

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists provides information on why you should seek help from a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, as well as the difference between a behaviorist and a trainer, and where to find a board-certified veterinary behaviorist.


We often prescribe or recommend a specific diet to address your pet’s illness or needs. Below are websites of the makers of these foods if you are interested in reading more on these diets. Additionally, we honor coupons and rebates from Hill’s and Purina’s websites.

Hill's Pet Nutrition  Royal Canin  Purina Veterinary Diets


The American Animal Hospital Association

The American Kennel Club

The American Veterinary Medical Association

The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association

Pet Health Topics

The American Animal Hospital Association provides a great resource for pet owners.

Pet Health Network is dedicated to providing you with comprehensive and trustworthy information to ensure your four-legged family members enjoy the longest, healthiest, and happiest lives possible.

Vetapedia is an online resource designed to help veterinarians and staff answer pet owners’ questions and promote active interest in pet health.

Pets Web MD provides resources about keeping your dog or cat healthy and also about specific conditions.

The mission of the American Heartworm Society is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease.

Veterinary Partner is a website offered by the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) that provides reliable, up-to-date information on animal health, behavior, diseases, and drugs.

The Merck Veterinary Manual offers information on different animal diseases and conditions.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) provides recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of parasites.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) educates about zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted from animals to humans) and their prevention.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is the premier poison control center in North America and provides advice if your pet has ingested a potentially poisonous substance.

Please call 888-426-4435 for a consultation; a $65 fee may be applied to your credit card.

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance can provide owners with extra security in case of accidents or emergencies. Our recommendations for pet insurance include:

Embrace Pet Insurance    Petplan Pet Insurance   Trupanion Medical Insurance

Pet Loss/Grief

The Companion Animal Related Emotions (C.A.R.E.) Pet Loss Helpline is a confidential telephone service offered through the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. People who are either grieving the loss of a companion animal or are anticipating a loss are encouraged to call. The Helpline is staffed by veterinary students who understand the importance of the bond you share with your animal friend and the emotions involved when that bond is threatened or altered. The Helpline is staffed on: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings 7-9 pm Central Time. The toll-free telephone number is: (877) 394-CARE (2273).

Deiters Pet Services and Pet Crematory is a local funeral home in Washington that offers pet services, cremation, and many different ways to honor and memorialize your pet.


You may order your pet’s prescription products through Teegarden Veterinary Clinic’s Online Pharmacy and have them mailed directly to your home.

Referral Centers

In some situations, we may refer your pet on to a veterinary specialist for a particular condition. We commonly refer our patients to:

University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Chicago Veterinary Specialty Group